Blogs

Our bloggers are fitness instructors, runners, bikers, professors, therapists, recreationists, psychologists, nutritionists, parents and, overall, members of our community. Check back often for new posts and leave a comment to engage in the conversation.

November 15, 2017

Older, wiser, stronger – running

by Sarah Johnson I really don’t love to run. When my runner friends talk about the freedom they feel and the mind-clearing joy of a run, my eyes squint, and my eyebrows scrunch together in bewilderment – I just don’t get it. Running rarely clears my mind. Instead, my head […]
October 31, 2017

No better time than now!

by Jennifer Stoll In my September blog, I touched on my feelings regarding the special place we live and work, and our unparalleled quality of life. One way we can enjoy what our community has to offer is through the plethora of amazing events that take place across Mesa County […]
October 24, 2017
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Older, wiser, stronger – staying in the game

by Sarah Johnson This past summer I stumbled into the presence of greatness, and they were young. My teenage daughter and I were volunteering at the GoPro Mountain Games rock climbing competition in Vail, which also happened to be the only US stop on the International Federation of Sport Climbing […]
September 19, 2017

Older, wiser, stronger

by Sarah Johnson This is me. And I’m not what I expected. This was taken on a spring afternoon when, after three days of skiing big mountains with high-speed lifts, my knees hurt and my muscles were sore. My legs were screaming their age, but I couldn’t have been happier. […]
July 25, 2017

Summer! A season for health.

by Lindsay Maurer When most of us think about summer, we think about outdoor fun, vacations, and a chance to kick back. We think barbecues, endless sunny days, and adventure!  Most of us don’t think fitness and clean eating – but we need to! So what can you do to […]
August 25, 2016
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Staying active as a family

by Anne Nederveld We all know that obesity is a major problem in our country, and most people understand that this leads to chronic health problems.  None of us want this for our kids, but it is sometimes very hard to know how to encourage our kids to adopt healthy […]
July 26, 2016
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Beat the Heat

by Lindsay Maurer It’s summer.  The season that is between spring and fall, the hottest part of the year, the best season, the worst season.  However you want to describe it, we all have a common thought in mind: STAYING COOL.  As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors […]
June 21, 2016
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Exploring the Grand Valley

by Andi Goddeyne This is the summer of hikes. I remind myself I made this internal pledge anytime I feel like skipping one. The truth is hiking can be tough. It seems like what the Internet sites consider an “easy” hike can still get a little rough for me. The […]
June 7, 2016
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Why making time for cycling is a priority worth making.

by Anne Keller and Jen Zeuner Let’s face it; unless you are independently wealthy or still live with your parents, most of us generally have too much on our plates. Not literally, like in an Olive Garden unlimited bowl of pasta way, but in the sense of work, family, errands, […]
May 31, 2016
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Fit For Two: The Truth about Prenatal Fitness

by Lindsay Maurer In this era of prenatal fitness, most women know that exercise during a normal pregnancy is safe.  Yet, when it comes to the particulars – Is it ok to work my abs? Do I have to stop running? Should I keep my heart rate low? Can I […]
March 4, 2016
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Spin Yourself Fit

by Melissa Muhr Why is spinning so fantastic? Spinning is simple and it doesn’t require any coordination, which for me, is a bonus (two left feet here). Spinning is low impact, it’s non-competitive and it’s very effective. Spinning can actually make burning fat fun. Yes, I said FUN! As Spinning […]
February 22, 2016
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How do you set achievable goals?

by Dan Marzullo How is your progress on the goals you have set in the New Year? Are you still on track or do you feel yourself slipping?  In Healthy Mesa County’s first video-blog,  Dan Marzullo discusses how the goals you choose can help you maintain your motivation so you can […]
January 4, 2016
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Rule the Yule

by Melissa Muhr Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the gym is so delightful! Winter is back and it is colder than ever! Coupled with snow, dry air, sickness and everything else that comes with winter, it’s shaping up to be pretty rough. Here are a few ways that […]
December 28, 2015
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Setting realistic fitness goals in the New Year

by Dan Marzullo  Now that Christmas has come and gone, many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions.  Most of these resolutions center on health, fitness and weight loss.  All too often these resolutions have fallen to the wayside a couple of months later.  Unrealistic expectations often lead […]
November 23, 2015
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4 Holiday Healthy Habits

by Dan Marzullo 4 Holiday Healthy Habits The holidays are right around the corner – that means celebrations with friends and family, holiday parties, and most of all, delicious food! However, if you’re not strategic about how you indulge this season, you might end up with a bigger New Year’s […]